LEARN THE TECHNIQUES OF TRADITIONAL JAPANESE BAMBOO FENCE BUILDING AT YUME JAPANESE GARDENS ON NOVEMBER 15
” Yume Japanese Gardens and Museum of Tucson to teach the traditional art of Japanese bamboo fence-making in a special three-hour workshop.
Ben Schrepf, curator and niwashi of the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, will teach participants how to build a bamboo fence panel using traditional Japanese techniques. Participants will learn how to properly cut bamboo and tye otoko-musubi, the special knot used in Japanese bamboo fence-making, and apply these new skills towards building a fence in the Gardens.
The workshop takes place Friday, November 15, from 1:00-4:00 pm. Space is limited to 15 participants; advance ticket purchase is required. Cost: $55 plus processing fees. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.com Student discount available; please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about Ben in the Autumn 2019 issue of Tobiishi, JFGP’s quarterly newsletter here. “
TUCSON JAPANESE MEET UPのお知らせ みなさま いかがお過ごしでしょうか。 ツーソンにお住まいの日本人あるいは日本文化に興味のある方の親睦の場として交流会Tucson Japanese Meet-Up（食事会）を下記の通り計画しました 様々なジャンルの方達と交流を深めて情報交換出来ればと思います。駐在の方、研究者、学生の方はもちろん。ご家族連れ、単身赴任の方、遠方の方も大いに歓迎です。特に新しくツーソンに来られた方、お車をお持ちでない方もお気軽にご連絡下さい。私たちにお手伝いできることがあるかもしれません。みなさまのご参加を心からお待ちしております。
TUCSON JAPANESE MEET-UP “We are having a party to promote friendship and interaction within our Tucson community. It’s also an excellent opportunity for anyone who is interested in Japanese culture. Let’s enjoy socializing with the people working in different disciplines. Everyone is welcome, especially newcomers to Tucson. Date: Saturday,Nov.9th Time: 12:00-2:00pm Location : WOK&ROLL(wokandrollaz.com/) 3000 WEST INA ROAD,TUCSON, AZ. 85741 Fee:$14 adult(12yrs and over),＄6(8-11yrs),＄5(4-7yrs) free under 3yrs （Tip included, drink not included）Please give the fee on site (accept only cash). Please send the names of all participants prior to Nov.7th to Yukihiro（Yuki）Ibuki email@example.com（cell: 520-907-1934）
Please feel free to ask any questions. Thank you.”
Guest Artist Lecture-Performance by Shawn Head: “The Shakuhachi Flute”
When Monday, October 28, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. Where Holsclaw Hall, UA Fred Fox School of Music, 1017 N. Olive Rd. Cost/Admission Free admission, open to the public
“The UA Center for Buddhist Studies and the American Culture and Ideas Initiative present Shakuhachi Master Shawn Head. This free-admission guest presentation will take place on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in Holsclaw Hall.
Lecture Description: The Shakuhachi flute is an instrument that originated in the Hangzhou region of China. Master Shakuhachi player Shawn Head discusses the history of Shakuhachi, its relationship to Zen Buddhism, as well as providing live examples of how the instrument works.
About the Presenter: Shawn Renzoh Head is at the forefront of Japanese traditional music and its expansion into the western world. At age 18, he became the youngest non-Japanese Shakuhachi Shihan (master) in history. In 2019, Shawn received the distinct honor of becoming an OSS 大将軍 Tai Shogun, given to him for his work in traditional Japanese music by Ronald Watt 9th Dan Shotokan Karate and Order of the Rising Sun (Japan’s top civilian award). Head earned a bachelor’s degree in composition from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and is currently based in Houston, Texas.
This project has been made possible by the Lingyin Temple via the Center for Buddhist Studies in the College of Humanities and donors to the American Culture and Ideas Initiative at the Fred Fox School of Music. “